Six Take-Aways from EEOC’s Updated COVID-19 Guidance
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") published guidance in December 2020 advising how EEO laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, apply during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance was recently updated.
While there continue to be areas of uncertainty, and it is unclear how the guidance might evolve or change based on the CDC's recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals issued on May 13, 2021, there are several noteworthy take-aways for employers to be aware of:
EEOC's updated guidance can be reviewed here.